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  • "BAPS Review" Workshop

    On Thurs, March 27th at 6pm we'll convene at BAPS (2141 Broadway, Oakland) to share information, organize the trajectory and share our vision for this workshop and the first edition of the "BAPS Review". (we'll also collectively decide on the name of the "BAPS Review")

    Being organized in Bay Area | 2 meetings
  • A Kantian Interlude : From Spinoza to Hegel

    Following up on the Bay Area Public School's epic years-long Spinoza reading group, we are planning to plunge fearlessly into Hegel's "Phenomenology of Spirit" later this spring. But first ... a Kantian interlude ! Specifically, we will read & discuss Kant's "Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics," a condensed summary of the metaphysical & epistemological views advanced in his "Critique of Pure Reason" (the so-called 'first critique'). Armed with the basics of Kant's innovations, we'll be more prepared to deal with the contexts behind Hegel's epoch-making work.

    Being organized in Bay Area | 3 meetings
  • Bagua/Xingyi

    Bagua is a Chinese internal martial art with health, meditation and fighting applications. It is notable for its circular movement and continuous posture changes. Because of its focus on solo practice, Bagua is well-suited for people with chronic injuries and other health limitations.NOTE: THIS CLASS HAPPENS 2x A WEEK AND CHANGES LOCATIONS!Fridays 3-4pmEl Qilombo 2313 San Pablo Ave Oakland

    Being organized in Bay Area | 69 meetings
  • Contemporary Art Practices and the Politics of Aesthetics

    A series of themed discussions on the aesthetics of politics, the politics of aesethics and the changing face of contemporary art in relation to capitalism. We will run parallel tracks from both art-historical and political-philosophical directions. We have an email list you can join here: artpoliticsandaesthetics@googlegroups.comWe are currently working through Ranciere's The Emancipated Spectator

    Being organized in Bay Area | Class Blog | 36 meetings
  • Feminist Reading Group

    The Women's Center for Creative Work will host an ongoing feminist reading group, meeting every other week to read and discuss books, articles and essays broadly pertaining to the subject of feminism. We are interested in exploring seminal, historical texts as well as more contemporary writings, and ones that address gender, diversity, and creative production within a feminist context. We are looking to a model that would encourage different presenters from the group, to take up leading the conversation about specific readings each week.

    Being organized in Los Angeles | Class Blog | 1 meeting
  • Gilles Deleuze :: Cinema 1 :: Readings & Screenings

    Reading responses and screenings! Part 1) Reading and screenings CINEMA 1 - Deleuze, Gilles. Cinema 1 the movement image. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 1986. Part 2) Reading and screenings CINEMA 2 - Deleuze, Gilles. Cinema 2 the time image. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 1989.

    Being organized in Bay Area | 10 meetings

    "If there should ever be time for such work again, I should very much like to make accessible to the ordinary human intelligence -- in two or three printer's sheets -- what is rational in the method which Hegel discovered but at the same time enveloped in mysticism ...." -- Marx to Engels, January 14, 1858

    Being organized in Bay Area | 2 meetings
  • Hwæt : Reading Beowulf in Old English

    We will study Old English grammar of the West Saxon dialect in order to read the epic poem Beowulf. And no one's going to stop us.

    Being organized in Bay Area | 10 meetings
  • Intro to Jungian Psychology

    A series of classes based on the core concepts of Carl Jung's Depth Psychology. The class will address the archetypes and their basis, the shadow, the anima and animus, the Puer and Senex, and the Self.

    Being organized in Los Angeles | 7 meetings
  • Introduction to Greek Grammar

    We will meet to study the grammar of ancient Greek -- specifically, the koine, or common speech, of the Hellenistic world. This class will serve as both an introduction to ancient Greek for total beginners, and a refresher for those who have studied some ancient Greek in the past. We will apply our learning to the collective study of the texts of the New Testament -- the most famous and influential texts written in koine Greek. All are welcome -- most especially those who have never studied Greek at all before but would like to give it a try.

    Being organized in Bay Area | 13 meetings

    Let's have a poster designing class in which we make posters for the launch for THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FOR ARCHITECTURE BRUSSELS ! Anybody interested ?To support The Public School for Architecture Brussels - and to provide it with some nice promotional material - Wolke is organizing a poster class on Wednesday 16/4.Come over, have a drink, wear make-up and design a poster!  18:00 - 21:00 : public poster class.19:30 : presentation of the public school for architecture brussels by Lars

    Being organized in Brussels | 1 meeting
  • Old Norse for the Sagas Eventually

    Beginning study of Old Norse / Old Icelandic for the eventual study of the sagas, Edda, and other Norse literatures.

    Being organized in Bay Area | 2 meetings
  • Omni Oakland Collective meeting

    6:30pm-7pm: Introduction to the project Introduction to the project for first-timers seeking general info. Open to all! This is the time to ask all your questions, find out how you can help, etc.7pm-8pm: Delegates meeting Elected delegates from each participating group/collective meet at 7pm to deal with specific logistical issues and decisions. Also open to all, but if there is a vote, only delegates can vote on agenda items. We usually have a lot to get through!

    Being organized in Bay Area | 1 meeting
  • Politics of Debt

    This class will discuss some theories of debt.  We will read recent texts that treat the creditor/debtor relationship as vital to social systems.  The concept of Debt will be explored in historical, ethical, economic, and political contexts, including how it effects people today.

    Being organized in | Class Blog | 21 meetings
  • Queer Cultures and Revolutions Series

    A series of classes that will look at revolutionary tactics rooted in queer communities. One dash history, one tablespoon of theory, with a hefty portion of how to use past tactics for present revolutionary work. If you have ideas or suggestions about something you would like to see or do in this series, let me know! This series will also build present Queer culture & community through events such as: 1. genderfuck skill share : practical techniques & strategies for opting out of the gender binary 2. queer back-to-the-land skill share 3. direct action skill share ! .......

    Being organized in Bay Area | 2 meetings
  • Reading Foucault's "History of Madness"

    I am looking for help reading and discussing Foucault's "History of Madness" as a group. Thinking and talking about: this work in the context of its time and the present, current attitudes towards mental and emotional distress, the psychiatric survivor movement, neurodiversity movements, incarceration systems, medicalization of mental and emotional well-being, etc!  The hope is that in getting many people together to read it we can share our varying knowledge resources and deepen our experience and understanding of the text and the topic.  

    Being organized in New York | Class Blog | 6 meetings
  • Reading Paul : The Epistle to the Romans

    In this class, we will be reading aloud a chapter from Paul's Epistle to the Romans each week, and discussing it alongside Karl Barth’s commentary, The Epistle to the Romans. We want to explore the political and theological implications of Paul’s ministry to the Romans, both in his time and today. Romans is a central text in the history of Christianity, from Augustine through Luther to Kierkegaard and into the twentieth century. Most recently it has become the subject of texts by contemporary philosophers as diverse as Giorgio Agamben, Jacob Taubes and Alain Badiou.

    Being organized in Bay Area | 13 meetings
  • Reading Spanish / Speaking Spanish

    We will meet to create an atmosphere of Spanish study for learners at all levels. Each meeting will begin with readings from Spanish-language essays, newspapers and short stories, to develop our pronunciation & knowledge of grammar. We will continue by practicing conversational abilities. We want to encourage native Spanish speakers to join us, especially those who are seeking to develop their skills in English. As we proceed, we will work to collectively develop our study methods in order to discover amongst ourselves the best way for us all to learn together.

    Being organized in Bay Area | 7 meetings
  • Reading the Gospels Very Slowly

    We will meet weekly to read a chapter from a selected gospel of the New Testament -- in English but with reference to Greek. No background in biblical studies or ancient languages is required. This class is offered in conjunction with "Introduction to Greek Grammar".

    Being organized in Bay Area | 13 meetings
  • Revolutionary Theory : A Reading Group

    In this group, we will work through the history of revolutionary theory in the twentieth century, focusing on the history of European socialism and communism (in future groups, we may look at anarchism, feminism, anti-colonialism and anti-racism, and so on). We will use a reader, which has been designed for this reading group by the Communist Research Cluster. Readings are 50-60 pages per session, split between primary sources and chapters from a history book.

    Being organized in Bay Area | 15 meetings
  • The Endnotes Sessions

    We'll convene to discuss articles in ENDNOTES #3 : Gender, Race, Class & Other Misfortunes. All articles are online here :

    Being organized in Bay Area | 4 meetings
  • The Workers' Circle : Cultural Resistance as a Way of Life

    The Workers' Circle was the key institution of the workers' revolutionary movement in late 19th century Russia. Historian Deborah Pearl will detail the character of the Circle, the literature it circulated, and the experience of the workers. Deborah Pearl has a doctorate in history from UC Berkeley & has spent her career researching Russian workers and the revolutionary movement.

    Being organized in Bay Area | 1 meeting
  • Whatever : Reading Agamben's Coming Community

    We will gather to discuss "The Coming Community" by Giorgio Agamben, which has become one of the fundamental points of reference for the political philosophy of our time. We will gather for a one-off discussion of this text, and discuss the possibility of an ongoing series exploring Agamben's thought as it is developed in "Homo Sacer," towards a potential cycle on the question of precarity. Participants are asked to read this short book in its entirety before coming to the class. We will read sections of it aloud & will also respond to writing prompts in the course of the session.

    Being organized in Bay Area | 1 meeting
  • Writing Politics

    This is an ongoing series of talks by radical authors concerning their books.

    Being organized in Bay Area | 4 meetings
  • 中國話 [Zhong Guo Hua] : Introduction to the Chinese Language

    We are starting up a weekly Chinese language studies class at the Bay Area Public School. In class, we will attempt to acquire basic grammatical, tonal, radical, and pictographic understandings of the language, week by week. As we do this, we will incorporate practice-based and experimental learning techniques as well as draw links with chinese medicine, as a means to source the fullness of language-as-landscape -- in forms such as calligraphy, qigong, herbal studies, and Chinese healing practice language.

    Being organized in Bay Area | 15 meetings

Past classes

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    Being organized in Bay Area | No meetings
  • (not so small) revolutions: Project Morrinho and Project Row Houses

    (this class proposal is, ideally, for Brussels, where I'm based, as I'd very much like to give this seminar). The proposal consists of a presentation with a film screening and a Q&A session. The presentation would start with an introduction about the role of art in society - can art produce social change?

    Being organized in Brussels | Class Blog | No meetings
  • What Happened to Partnership Societies?

    Cultures (or Societies) that honor the Sacred Feminine tend to be partnership societies, rather than dominator societies.  In this historical talk, we will look at the role of the sacred feminine, past, present and future. Drawing on art, myth and somatic and reflective meditations of the world's sacred feminine, we will explore what is possible for humans. How did the sacred feminine get lost in human culture, and what can we do to reclaim it?

    Being organized in Utopia School | No meetings
  • How Do We Organize Ourselves: Poetry Writing Class

    this class will look at readings, ephemera, & diagrams describing non-normative ways that human beings have organized themselves in groups. we will read and talk about these groups and how they came to their structure. then, we will write in response to a prompt inspired by the reading and conversation. every class will include reading, talking, and writing, except the last class, when we will make a zine together of our writings that we have made together.more details here:

    Being organized in Bay Area | 1 meeting
  • It's Not Too Late to Read Being & Time : A Public School Reading Group With Robert Hurley, Tom Petty & Friends

    "In order to provide the distance of present-day man from the 'desert'..., I will say of the 'desert' that it is the most complete abandonment of the concerns of the 'present-day man,' being the continuation of the 'ancient man' which the enactment of festivals regulated. He is not a return to the past; he has undergone the decay of 'present-day man' and nothing has more space within him than the devastation which it leaves--it gives to the 'desert' its 'desert-like' truth.

    Being organized in Bay Area | 11 meetings
  • How Do We Organize Ourselves: Poetry Writing Class

    this class will look at readings, ephemera, & diagrams describing non-normative ways that human beings have organized themselves in groups. we will read and talk about these groups and how they came to their structure. then, we will write in response to a prompt inspired by the reading and conversation. every class will include reading, talking, and writing, except the last class, when we will make a zine together of our writings that we have made together.

    Being organized in Bay Area | 1 meeting
  • Movimiento como conocimiento

    Movimiento como conocimiento Un evento compuesto de tres presentaciones en la Casa de Cultura Ruth Hernández Torres organizado por Mapa, Piso y Beta-Local. Con estas presentaciones se pretende continuar la discusión del arte del movimiento, tanto como objeto de conocimiento como proceso mismo de producción de ideas.Esta serie de presentaciones forman parte del proyecto Herramienta Generosa Vol.2. Esta programación forma parte de la escuela abierta La Ivan Illich.

    Being organized in San Juan | 3 meetings
  • Art/Tech Hackday

    Laboratorio del Error Diseñado (LED) Comenzando el primero de febrero, el LED se reunirá en Beta Local todos los sábados. Este primer sábado será de 1–7pm. Entrada abierta al público. Vengan a trabajar proyectos, conocer a gente y a compartir ideas. Las reuniones son abiertas para la investigación y experimentación con tecnología para aplicaciones creativas. Esto es por lo general código/electrónico. Los miembros de LED hacen videojuegos, instrumentos digitales, textiles, carpintería, visualización de data, etc. Art/Tech Hackday 1 de febrero de 2014. 1–7pm

    Being organized in San Juan | Class Blog | 1 meeting
  • capitalism and schizophrenia reading group, online / local cells

    As the title, a reading group on Deleuze and Guattari's Anti-Oedipus and A Thousand Plateaus, plus related primary and secondary reading (Massumi, Delanda, Marx, Nietzsche, Bataille, Foucault, De Certeau, Freud etc) and speculation outward beyond theory to fiction and contemporary events etc.Organised via the wiki http://capitalismandschizophrenia.pbworks.comcurrently there are regular chat-room discussions, and monthly meeting IRL

    Being organized in London | 4 meetings
  • BAPS General Organizing Meeting

    Where the nuts and bolts of Bay Area Public School organizing happens. All are (very, very) welcome! 

    Being organized in Bay Area | 3 meetings
  • Ayurveda for Self-Healing

    In this 4-class series, participants will be guided through creating a life that is balancing and healing on a deep level using the ancient healing science of Ayurveda. We will learn effective and simple ways to use food and daily practices as medicine and how to be our own empowered self-healer. Participants are asked to commit to all 4 classes so we can grow together and build on previous shared knowledge and experience. What is Ayurveda?

    Being organized in Bay Area | 4 meetings
  • World-Mind II

    World-Mind II will be the second installment of the class devoted to reading and writing from the poetry of Robert Duncan, picking up where the first half of the course left off, beginning with "Roots and Branches." The Collected Later Poems and Plays is now available, and the course will move chronologically through Duncan's later work. I'm aiming to begin this class January 7th, and continuing every Tuesday at 7pm. Would this work?

    Being organized in Bay Area | Class Blog | No meetings
  • Reading the Talmud Very Slowly

    We will read short extracts from the Babylonian Talmud. Yes we will.

    Being organized in Bay Area | 1 meeting
  • Music & Revolution

    An ongoing series of classes and events on the role of music in social struggle. "When modes of music change, the fundamental laws of the state always change with them." --Plato, Republic Book IV.

    Being organized in Bay Area | 1 meeting
  • Waldorf San Juan // Grupo de Estudio

    Waldorf San Juan es una iniciativa que ha comenzado con un grupo de maestros, padres y personas interesadas en mejorar la educación en Puerto Rico. La iniciativa Waldorf San Juan realiza un Grupo de Estudio el cual se reúne bimensualmente (jueves alternos) para educarse sobre la pedagogía Waldorf y sus beneficios en el desarrollo de seres humanos libres. Como parte del Grupo de Estudio de Pedagogía Waldorf y Antroposofía leemos y discutimos un libro relacionado a la pedagogía y/o antroposofía y realizamos una actividad artística.

    Being organized in San Juan | Class Blog | 1 meeting
  • Meillassoux and the Exit from Contemporary Art

    This seminar will discuss central concepts of Quentin Meillassoux’s Philosophy and his implicit critique of post-modernity. The core concepts are: ancestral argument, correlationism, the absolute, hyper chaos and radical contingency. We will read 2 articles (which will be made available) and refer, when necessary, to his main publication “After Finitude”.

    Being organized in New York | Class Blog | 4 meetings
  • Endnotes #3

    We will meet to discuss some of the articles in the new issue of Endnotes:

    Being organized in Los Angeles | 3 meetings
  • BETWEEN WHO Series 2: Shelly Silver

    The Public School, New York presents Between Who: Shelly Silver.

    Being organized in New York | Class Blog | 2 meetings
  • Catullus in Latin

    On Sundays in December, from 12-1, I'd like to lead readings of four short poems by the Roman poet Catullus in Latin. The class would be open to Latin readers of all competency, including beginners.

    Being organized in Bay Area | 4 meetings



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